The Centre for Civil Society, Centre for Creative Arts Time of the Writer, Coalition for a Free Palestine KZN and Muslim Students Association KZN cordially invite members of the public to join us for a Public Discussion with Susan Abulhawa, author of the award-winning ‘Mornings in Jenin’. As part of the programme we will be screening the documentary, Jerusalem: the East Side Story.
Date: Wednesday, 20 March
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, MTB 602, Howard College Campus, UKZN
Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian-American writer and political commentator. She is the author of the 2010 international bestselling novel, Mornings in Jenin. Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the Six Day War of 1967, when her family’s land was seized and Israel captured what remained of Palestine, including Jerusalem. She moved to the USA as a teenager, graduated in biomedical science and established a career in medical science. In July 2001, Susan Abulhawa founded Playgrounds for Palestine, a children’s organisation dedicated to upholding The Right to Play for Palestinian children. Mornings in Jenin is her first novel and is being published in nineteen countries. She lives in Pennsylvania with her daughter.
Jerusalem: the East Side Story: The latest shipment of history is the Israeli occupation. In 1948, the western part of the city fell under Israeli control; in 1967, the eastern part fell under Israeli occupation. Since then, Israel has pursued a policy of Judaizing the city, aiming to achieve Jewish demographic superiority. Part of this policy is to drive Palestinian Muslims and Christians out of the city; denying their presence, history, and ties to the land. The documentary takes you on a journey exposing Israels policy to gain supremacy and hegemony over the city and its inhabitants. It also touches on the future of the city: Jerusalem is the key to peace; without Jerusalem, there is no peace for anyone.
The film includes interviews with Palestinian and Israeli leaders, human rights activists and political analysts.
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